Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday Special: The Baseball Games

Game 1. New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers: Even though A.J. Burnett, the Yankee pitcher, was battling an illness, he still pitched well enough to get the win. He got some help from the Yankee offense, as the Yankees got three home runs, one from Mark Teixeira, his second of the season, one from Alex Rodriguez, his first of the season, and one from newcomer Russell Martin, his first of the season and first ever with the Yankees. Burnett only allowed three runs on six hits before he was taken out, and got the win, 10-6 Yankees. Mariano Rivera got his second save of the season in as many games, Brad Penny got the loss, and Victor Martinez and Austin Jackson homered for the Tigers.

Game 2. Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics: Ichiro Suzuki broke the Seattle Mariners all-time hit record with 2,248 hits and drove in the go-ahead run on the same play in the top of the ninth inning, and after a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly that drove in runs the score became 5-2. Brandon League came in to close out the game for the Mariners, and with two outs and Ryan Sweeney at the plate, a slow grounder gave the Mariners the win, 5-2. Chris Ray got the win, Brian Fuentes got the loss, and Brandon League got the save.

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